Job Information

University of Utah Music specialist in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/14/2023

Requisition Number PRN13820N

Job Title Associate Instructor - Hourly

Working Title Music specialist

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? No

Standard Hours per Week 10

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00723 - Virginia Tanner Creative Dance

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 24.65

Close Date

Job Summary

This part-time music specialist teaching position could include hours within our Fine Arts Preschool Program, and our Tanner Dance Studio Program. The Fine Arts Preschool Program music specialist position would include Mondays 8:30 am-1:45 pm, Tuesdays 8:30 am – 1:45 pm, Wednesdays 8:30 am-12:30 pm, Thursdays 8:30 am-12:30 pm, and occasional Fridays 8:30 am-12:30 pm, and the Tanner Dance Studio Program are hours as available. Experience in teaching creative dance to 3-5 yr olds is required.

Candidate must demonstrate the ability to care, nurture, and enjoy preschool aged children. Additional Tanner Dance philosophy and Fine Arts Preschool program training will be provided to augment the expertise that the candidate is already bringing to the position. A background check will be a requirement of the University of Utah before working with minors.


  • Degree seeking, or degree holding candidate in Music, and Early Childhood Development is preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in early childhood music and child development
  • Come prepared each day with lesson plans suitable for preschool students.
  • Demonstrate skills in creating engaging classroom lesson plans- preparation, execution, and adaptation to meet the evolving needs of the classroom
  • Must be able to teach age appropriate lessons to preschoolers age 3.5-6 yrs old, and move, when applicable, during a music class
  • Collaborate with preschool staff in planning and executing school events and daily logistics, and be a part of the teaching team.
  • Assist with daily preschool logistics in setting up/cleaning up supplies, snack, activities, class materials, etc.
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings
  • Attend and conduct parent teacher conferences 2x’s during the school year.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Must have patience, be kind, compassionate, caring, nurturing, and enjoy working with children ages 3-6 years old
  • Must pass a background check

Minimum Qualifications


Desired Experience:

Musical knowledge and background experience for teaching early childhood music education classes appropriate for students ages 3.5-6yrs of age. Knowledge and experience in early childhood development. Classroom management skills appropriate for preschool age students. Has a creative mindset and works well on a team-collaborative setting with the Fine Arts Preschool staff of teachers. Good communication skills. Has worked with preschool age students.

Education and/or Certifications:

Applicants should have early childhood music education degree and/or certifications. Candidate should have experience teaching preschool aged students. Understands child development and/or has a degree in early childhood education.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.